Lincoln-Way Central students raise funds for local special recreation service
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

During the week of May 1, 2017, Lincoln-Way Central students enrolled in human performance classes raised over $1200 for the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA). The funds were collected through voluntary donations from students.

The LWSRA provides adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through partnerships with various local villages. Their programs are provided for individuals from preschool through adulthood, making recreation services available to those with special needs.

Physical Education Department Chair John Karales says, “I am so proud our human performance students. Our students are always looking for ways to help out people in our community and they really commit to helping the LWSRA. LWSRA does so many great things for athletes in our area, and we love to help and support them…”

Additionally, a “P.E. Takeover,” will take place on May 11, 2017, which will allow Lincoln-Way Central students to experience physical education through the perspective of those with special needs. Human performance students will be able to rotate between wheelchair basketball, sit-volleyball, and goalball—each activity further expanding the students' understanding of special needs recreation.

Those who wish to donate or learn more about the LWSRA can visit www.lwsra.org.